If you didn’t get a chance to read our recent Feature Friday, here’s an exciting new addition to formulas.
What it is: SNAPSHOT() is an addition to workflows that allows you to take static images of charts, graphs or custom maps and add them to either PDF attachments or emails sent from your application’s workflow. If you have an application that incorporates daily inspection reports of a worksite or you have large amounts of data displayed in a dashboard that you would like to send to your executive team automatically, this is a great expression to add.
Where does SNAPSHOT() live: This feature is an expression and can be added in the Behavior section of your AppSheet editor under either Reports or Workflows.
- This feature is part of the expressions capability of AppSheet and therefore part of your applications behavior. It leverages the LINKTOFORM() expression but requires the addition of SNAPSHOT() to the template formula.
- To add to your applications functionality, navigate in your app editor to Behavior > Reports or Workflows. From here, select or add the action that you would like to contain the SNAPSHOT() template. There are a few additional steps to take and we recommend reviewing the final steps of this process [in this this article on SNAPSHOT()](There are a few additional steps to take and we recommend reviewing the final steps of this process in our help center.
- If you encounter issues with this feature, a good way to troubleshoot is to test the SNAPSHOT() for a row or two in your table.
Try adding this feature to your app now and let us know how SNAPSHOT() works for you.
Happy app building!